Accounting for Violence: Marketing Memory in Latin America by Leigh A. Payne,Ksenija Bilbija

By Leigh A. Payne,Ksenija Bilbija

Accounting for Violence bargains daring new views at the politics of reminiscence in Latin the United States. students from around the humanities and social sciences offer in-depth analyses of the political economic system of reminiscence in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, international locations that emerged from authoritarian rule within the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. The participants take in problems with authenticity and commodification, in addition to the “never back” important implicit in reminiscence items and memorial websites. They describe how bookstores, cinemas, theaters, the tune undefined, and tv indicates (and their advertisement sponsors) exchange in testimonial and fictional money owed of the authoritarian earlier; how vacationer itineraries have come to incorporate trauma websites and memorial museums; and the way reminiscence reviews has emerged as a unique educational box benefiting from its personal journals, meetings, publication sequence, and classes. The reminiscence marketplace, defined by way of items, websites, manufacturers, sellers, shoppers, and buyers, provides a paradoxical scenario. at the one hand, commodifying reminiscence probably cheapens it. however, too little public publicity may possibly restrict knowledge of earlier human-rights atrocities; such understanding can help to avoid their recurring.

Contributors. Rebecca J. Atencio, Ksenija Bilbija, Jo-Marie Burt, Laurie Beth Clark, Cath Collins, Susana Draper, Nancy Gates-Madsen, Susana Kaiser, Cynthia E. Milton, Alice A. Nelson, Carmen Oquendo Villar, Leigh A. Payne, José Ramón Ruisánchez Serra, Maria Eugenia Ulfe

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